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Orchestre de Paris / Esa-Pekka Salonen

Olivier Latry - Stravinski, Salonen, Sibelius
Symphonic Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h45 with 1 intermission



Igor Stravinski
Symphonies d'instruments à vent
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sinfonia concertante pour orgue et orchestre
Création française
Jean Sibelius
Symphonie n° 2
Orchestre de Paris
Esa-Pekka Salonen , conducting
Olivier Latry , organ

Vast and fertile Finland dominates this programme, with the exceptional premiere of Salonen’s Sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra and the most stirring of Sibelius’ Symphonies, while Stravinsky, with his love for acoustic precision, celebrates the wind instruments. 

In 1921, Stravinsky composed his Symphonies for Wind Instruments as a tribute to Claude Debussy, although he did not attempt to imitate the style of his predecessor. The stunning musical blocks unified by a choral melody are in his own style, with the distinctive sharpness and litany we know from his Rite of Spring and Les Noces.

With its epic grandeur and romantic accents, Sibelius’ Symphony No.2 has become almost an anthem and a symbol of resistance against Russian imperialism. Yet with its fragmented themes, sometimes improvised aspects, and novel blends of timbres, it remains astonishingly modern. From one Finnish master to another, the Orchestre de Paris and Olivier Latry, appointed organist at Notre-Dame de Paris, have the honour of premiering the Sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra of one of the most prolific composers of our time, Esa-Pekka Salonen. 


Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

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221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

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